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Transcript of One Direction
Harry Edward Styles born on February 1, 1994 in Holmes Chapel, England. Harry's parents Des Styles and Anne Cox decided to divorce when he was 7 years old. Harry and his older sister Gemma were brought up by their mother, she later remarried, to Robin Twist. Harry attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, where he and three of his friends formed a band called White Eskimo. Harry was White Eskimo's lead singer, and the band was popular enough to win a band competition at their school. From a very young age Harry has loved singing. After school and on weekends, Harry worked at the W. Mandeville bakery in his village. He also loved playing football with his friends.
In 2010 at 16 years old, Harry auditioned for the UK X Factor in Manchester where he performed "Isn't she lovely" in front of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger. He received 2/3 yes' and proceeded onto "boot camp". At "boot camp" Harry was sent home but then brought back o be put into a boy band with four other solo artists in that competition.
Who are One Direction?
Zayn Javadd Malik(originally Zain) was born on Januray 12, 1993 in Bradford, England. His father, Yaser Malik and his mother, Patricia (known as Tricia) have four children all together with Zayn being the only boy. Zayn's three sisters are Doniya, Waliyha and Safaa.
Zayn grew up in East Bowling, located south of the Bradford city center. He attended Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School in Bradford. He was a very hyper kid but is now very shy. As a teenager he took performing arts courses and appeared in many school productions. He loved the subjects English and Art and he wanted to be an English Teacher when he grew up.
At the age of 17, Zayn auditioned in Manchester for the UK X Factor. He performed "Let me Love You" and received 3/3 yes' from the judges and went on to "boot camp". Unfortunately for him Zayn was sent home at "boot camp" but then received the shocking news that he will be placed in a group with four other boys that were "sent home" at "boot camp": Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
On July 23, 2010 at 8:22 they became One Direction.
Louis, Liam, Harry, Niall and Zayn all additioned for the x-factor as solo artist. They didn't make it past bootcamp as individuals but Simon Cowell called them back and put them together as a band. After their first performed they gained thousands of fans and soon One Direction became the worlds biggest boy band. One direction came 3rd in the competition.
The X Factor
One Direction Albums
One direction have 3 albums. They became the first band in 60 years to have their first 3 albums debut at no. 1 in the U.S. The first album was Up All Night. It was the Uk's fastest-selling debut album of 2011, topped the charts in 16 countries and was the first album by a boy band to sell 500,000 digital copies in the U.S. Their second album Take Me Home sold 540,000 copies in its first week in America, deputed at the top of billboard 200 and topped the charts in 34 other countries. Up All Night and Take Me Home were the 3rd and 4rth best selling album of 2012 globally. They are the first group in history to debut at no. 1 on the billboard 200 with its first 3 albums. Their third album Midnight Memories released on November 25, 2013 and is also very popular. One Direction has produced 54 songs in total.
One Direction have been on two tours and they have a third tour coming up. The Up All Night tour was their first tour and was only in the UK. Their Take Me Home tour was their second tour and was a worldwide tour that sold out in minutes. They have a stadium tour coming up called Where We Are and its all ready sold out.
Awards and their movie
Together as a band they have won 121 awards and have been nominated for 166.
This Is Us is One Direction's movie which made 60 million dollars. When the movie came out on DVD in the UK, it sold 270,000 copies in 3 days.
Our Moment- the most selling perfume in 2013
Books- they have three official books: Forever Young, Dare to Dream and Where We Are
Dolls- One Direction has 3 series of dolls
Wax Figures- they have wax figures of them at Wax museum in London
Olympics- In London 2012 One Direction became the youngest people to perform at the Olympic Games
They are not like every other boy band out there
Niall James Horan was born on September 13, 1993, in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. His parents, Bobby and Maura Horan, divorced when he was a child. He and his older brother, Greg, moved back and forth between their parents' two households before settling in with their father. Niall grew up in Mullingar and attended St. Kenny National School, where he performed in school plays and sang in the school choir. He attended secondary school at Coláiste Mhuire (Mary's College), also in Mullingar. As a teenager he performed at the Mullingar Arts Centre (in a fund-raiser for the local football team, the Shamrocks) and at The Academy in Dublin.
In 2010 at only 16 years old, Niall audition for the UK X Factor and performed “So Sick” in front of Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and guest judge Katy Perry. He recieved 3/4 yes' from the judges and moved onto "boot camp". There after receiving the devastating news of not making it through to judges houses', it was decided he would be placed in a boy band with 4 other very talented boys: Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik.
Louis William Tomlinson was born on December 24, 1991, in the town of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. His parents, Johannah and Troy Austin, divorced when he was young. Louis has six younger stepsisters and one younger stepbrother: Georgia, Charlotte, Félicité and twins Daisy and Phoebe. Only on February 10, 2014, Louis mum gave birth to twins: Ernest Rupert Atholl Deakin and Doris Poppet Deakin.
When Louis' baby twin sisters had minor roles on the television comedy Fat Friends, Louis went along and was also cast as an extra. Louis, then 11 years old, then took acting lessons and received small parts on the television dramas If I Had You and Waterloo Road.
In Doncaster, Louis attended The Hayfield School; when he failed to graduate, he completed his studies at Hall Cross Academy. At Hall Cross he performed in several school productions, including the musical Grease. Outside school, he worked part-time jobs in retail and at the Doncaster Rovers Football Club.
In 2009 at the age of 18 he audition for the UK X Factor but unfortunately did not get through. He later in the next year decided to go back and audition again for Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger with “Hey There Delilah” and got through to "boot camp" with 3/3 yes'. At "boot camp" he unfortunately did not get through but later learned that he would but instead of a single artist but in a boy band with fellow hope fulls: Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne.
Liam James Payne was born on August 29, 1993, in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. His father, Geoff, works for the aerospace manufacturing corporation Goodrich; his mother, Karen, has worked as a nurse and a receptionist. Liam has two older sisters, Nicole and Ruth.
Liam attended St. Peter's Collegiate School in Wolverhampton. As a pre-teen, he was interested in both music and athletics. He was a member of the Wolverhampton & Bilston Athletics Club and trained as a runner. He also began acting and singing with a local theater performance group called Pink Productions at the age of 12. Following his graduation from St. Peter's, he enrolled in the City of Wolverhampton College to study music technology.
In 2008 Liam audition for the UK X Factor at only 14 years old and got though to Simon's Judges House in Barbados. He sadly did not make it to live shows but that did not stop him from returning two years later to audition again in 2010. Liam performed "Cry me a river" for Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and a guest judge. He received 4/4 yes' from the judges but later on a "boot camp" was sent home. But, the judges came to an agreement that Liam and four other very talented lad would proceed in the competition but not as solo artists but a boy band.
On July 23, 2010 One Direction was formed. Members being: Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.
Since the boys were now in the "groups" category they were sent away to Simon's house in Spain. But, before they could even perform Louis was taken to the hospital after being stung by a sea urchin. Despite their lack of practice the boys made their way through Judges houses by performing "Torn". At live shows One Direction performed "Viva la Vida", "My Life Would Suck Without You", "Nobody Knows", "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "Kids in America", "The Way You Look Tonight", "All You Need is Love", "Summer of '69", "You are so Beautiful", "Only Girl in the World", "Chasing Cars", "Your Song" and "She's the One". One Direction made their way all they way through to the finals but, came 3rd with their lack of votes. Although it was the end of their time on the X Factor it sure wasn't their last performance as the one and only, One Direction.
On the 23rd of November 2013 One Direction hosted their first 1D Day. 1D Day was a live stream that lasted over 7 hours. During these beautiful 7 or so hours fans were able to write in questions, send videos and requests for the boys themselves to do. Also, One Direction tried to complete multiple world records, with most of them failing miserably. Not only was there live performances of some old and new songs off of their new album Midnight Memories, a few videos of their own songs and covers were also shown.
Commercials- One Direction appeared in the 2012 Super Bowl commercial for Pesi, and came out with two of their very own, for their new fragrance "Our Moment".
How would you describe the boys of One Direction?
Even off the XFactor stage, One Direction were very popular with their famous video diaries. Every week they would sit in front of their own camera and talk about their last performance, answer questions or just have a good time.
Zayn- engaged to Perrie Edwards
Liam- in a relationship with Sophia Smith, but just recently had got out of a relationship with Danielle Peazer. Rumor has it that Liam was about to propose, if they hadn't of broken up.
Louis- in a relationship with Eleanor Calder
The boys have taken over the world of media:
Instagram: 20 million
Twitter: 100 million
Vine: 754.9 K